COVID-19 Vaccine Availability
The CDC recommends COVID-19 vaccination for everyone 6 months and older. FDA-approved or authorized COVID-19 vaccines are currently available to all U.S. citizens and residents. Visit the CDC website for more information.
- COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free.
- Getting the vaccine can reduce the risk of severe disease, hospitalizations and long-term complications for COVID-19
- For children, the vaccine can also curb community transmission and reduce disruptions to in-person learning activities.
To learn more, visit the CDC website to get answers to frequently asked questions
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COVID-19 Testing at Nellis Air Force Base
If you were tested for COVID-19 at Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center, results are available in the MHS GENESIS Patient Portal
Results may take up to 72 hours to appear in your account.
COVID-19 At-Home Tests
Every home in the U.S. is eligible to place up to two orders for four free tests (eight tests total) at www.covidtests.gov.
COVID-19 at-home tests are also available at Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center for TRICARE beneficiaries. You may pick up your tests during regular business hours at the COVID-19 Testing Station or at Public Health
on the main side of Nellis Air Force Base.
Limit four tests per TRICARE beneficiary (or eight per household) at a time. Please have DOD ID#s available.
Vaccine Offerings at Nellis Air Force Base
All eligible individuals ages 6 months and older may receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.
Vaccines are available on a walk-in basis at the Immunizations Clinic, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Check-ins for vaccines after 2:30 p.m. are not guaranteed same day service.
You may also visit the Southern Nevada Health District to find a vaccination location near you.
What to Expect
- Please bring your CAC, military ID, or TRICARE coverage card.
- Please wear a short-sleeved shirt, as the vaccine is administered in the upper arm.
If You Receive Your Vaccine Off-Base
If you or your family are Mike O’Callaghan Military Medical Center beneficiaries, your records may be updated via the MHS GENESIS Patient Portal
or at the 99 MDG Immunizations Clinic
Either send message to the “Nellis Immunizations Clinic” mailbox in the Patient Portal (include patient name, patient date of birth, vaccine(s) given and lot numbers), or bring your CDC vaccination card to the Immunizations Clinic. Immunizations Clinic staff will update you and/or your family’s medical records accordingly.
DOD COVID-19 Vaccine Service Member Mandate
COVID-19 vaccines are required for all members of the armed forces on active duty or in the Reserve or Guard components, including pregnant service members, according to DOD. Each service decides their own deadline for vaccination.
- If you’re a service member and have received a COVID-19 vaccine from a non-DOD provider, make sure to update your medical records.
- If you haven’t received your COVID vaccine yet, schedule your vaccine as soon as possible.
- Find a DOD COVID Vaccine Location near you.
If you have questions about the COVID-19 vaccine mandate, contact your unit commander.
COVID-19 Vaccine for Children ages 6 months through 17 years
The CDC recommended all children 6 months and older receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
- If you’re unsure if the vaccine is right for your child, we recommend discussing your child’s medical conditions, including prior reaction to vaccines, with a medical provider.
- For some immunocompromised children, a third primary series/additional dose is recommended.
- For more information, visit the CDC’s COVID-19 Vaccines for Children and Teens webpage.
The CDC recommends everyone 5 years and older receive a booster dose 5 months after completing the primary series of the COVID-19 vaccine, if eligible.
- People aged 18 years and older who received Pfizer-BioNTech-COMIRNATY® or Moderna COVID-19 vaccines should receive a 1st booster dose 5 months after dose 2 of the primary series.
- Children 5 and older who completed the primary series of Pfizer-BioNTech-COMIRNATY® COVID-19 vaccine should receive a 1st booster dose 5 months after dose 2 of the primary series.
- If you received the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine you should get a booster dose 2 months after your initial Janssen dose.
CDC has also expanded eligibility for an additional (second) booster dose for certain individuals who may be at higher risk of severe outcomes from COVID-19:
- People aged 50 years and older, or have a weakened immune system may receive a second mRNA (Pfizer-BioNTech-COMIRNATY®, and Moderna) booster dose, 4 months after the first booster dose.
- Individuals aged 18 years and older who received the Johnson & Johnson/Janssen vaccine may a second booster dose of either mRNA (Pfizer-BioNTech-COMIRNATY®, and Moderna) vaccine.
Concerns about the vaccine?
Speak with a Vaccine Expert.
You may contact the DHA-Immunization Healthcare Support Center at 1-877-GET-VACC (1-877-438-8222) option 1 or Defense Switch Network (DSN) 761-4245, option 1, if you have questions about the vaccines or about an adverse event following vaccination.
Visit the CDC Website
for current COVID-19 booster guidance
Visit the TRICARE website
for information about the COVID-19 vaccine